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Creature — Spirit
When Spell Queller enters the battlefield, exile target spell with converted mana cost 4 or less.
When Spell Queller leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner may cast that card without paying its mana cost.
Spell Queller Discussion
3 days ago
ArchonBlue I am glad that you are looking into Esper as your control build. I believe it is a criminally underplayed archetype. I would play Spell Queller since it's just a good card. I would definitely play one less Cryptic Command , as a three-color deck would depend on a very painful mana base to assemble that triple color commitment. Since you have specified an aggressive meta, I think that may be warranted.
Something I urge you to consider is that Jeskai Control is good because at the right time, it can function as a burn deck. The burn appears in Lightning Bolt , Lightning Helix , and the occasional Ionize . I think that you might be able to get away with running a really cool Esper Death's Shadow deck.
2 weeks ago
only a mouse
creature - rat horror
when ~ enters the battlefield, target creature gains "whenever this creature deals damage, each player who controls a creature called "only a mouse" gains that much life"
3 weeks ago
Hey, I'm glad to see that you're updating and refining your list based on everyone's advice! I think this is looking very good now, though I still have some additional thoughts.
First, I'd definitely look at cutting Sram's Expertise . The card seems too slow for what you get, even if it lets you potentially cast something for free from your hand. It can get Negate d, Spell Queller ed, or Disdainful Stroke d which hurts a lot when you just tapped out to cast it. Of course, I should tell you to take this with a grain of salt, since I prefer playing at instant speed, but I'd consider looking at Secure the Wastes , which can be cast whenever you need it and at instant speed.
The other major issue I'm seeing is your sideboard. You'll have quite a few matchups, and it looks like you're only bringing tech against a few of them (artifact strategies and GY strategies. What's your plan for dealing with Tron? Ghost Quarter might be worth considering if it won't hurt your mana base too much. How about Abzan/Jund midrange? Those decks will strip your hand and push fast damage, and even though it favors you to be able to trade in your creatures, they might have ways to eliminate chump blockers and start beating you down. Fatal Push is definitely something to consider since you're in Black.
Finally, the last concern is also my greatest. How do you deal with Rest in Peace ? This is pretty common sideboard tech for White decks, and it completely shuts your strategy down. I actually don't see any way that you can win through Rest in Peace or its equally unpleasant friend Leyline of the Void . Not major issues, but definitely something to think about! Good luck as you continue tinkering with this!
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
This looks loads of fun, but you might be playing it at the wrong time. It's almost guaranteed that your opponent has graveyard hate, given decks which use; Stinkweed Imp , Bloodghast , Living End , Vengevine , Hooting Mandrills , Arclight Phoenix , Flamewake Phoenix , Bedlam Reveler , Striped Riverwinder and more all exist.
Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void are the big hate cards, but Nihil Spellbomb , Relic of Progenitus , Tormod's Crypt or Ravenous Trap are all options people use too. Basically the graveyard is being hated on...
You might be better playing like the spirits aggro list with; Supreme Phantom Selfless Spirit and Spell Queller and switch to the Mortal Combat / Iname, Death Aspect plan from the sideboard, if you did that I'd also stick Nether Traitor in for either, free hits or removal bait. On its own Nether Traitor won't warrant the grave hate so hopefully your opponent sides it out. Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.
1 month ago
Eye of the Storm will also shut down a lot of decks, and it will at least turn off the removal for Lavinia. Release to the Wind and Spell Queller are hard removal spells with Lavinia. Also, you should probably be running Idyllic Tutor , Enlightened Tutor , and Mystical Tutor to get your lock pieces. Curse of Echoes , Hive Mind , and Helm of Awakening only work for you, and you can also include Pact of Negation and Intervention Pact combo with Hive Mind to kill players not in that color. You're also running a lot of counterspells, so Guile + Dovescape is a nasty combo.
Spell Queller occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.12%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%